Dolphins face stiff challenge from Devils
A thriller is sure to await anyone heading to Bishop Park on Sunday when the Norths Devils take on the Redcliffe Dolphins in the Hastings Deering Colts challenge.
It's the first encounter between the two sides this year, who previously met in last year's grand final where the Dolphins were good enough to take home the victory.
The Dolphins' coach, Chris Little, knows that his team has what it takes to win against the fourth-placed side.
"We haven't got any injuries this week, and we've got a squad that is really getting the job done at the moment," Little said.
"The Devils are a good side and they'll be our toughest competition this year."
Redcliffe has lacked consistency throughout the first half of the year, something that Little said had been a focus of the team to improve on.
"Consistency is extremely important in this competition, and we started the season off very inconsistent losing a lot of guys to injury, in the BRL" he said.
"I've been able to field the same side for the past two or three rounds whichhas really gone a long way to getting consistency."
Little was unable to pick standout players in his side, noting the team's overall performance.
"I think they're all really gelling as a squad," he said.
"They all understand their roles and responsibilities, and some of them are starting to move into that."
With this year's competition becoming a completely state-wide competition, also incorporating a Victorian side, maintaining players' physical and mental health has been a focus of many sides.
"There's still a long way to go in the season and that's not even including finals."
The Devils v Dolphins match kicks off at 1:20pm.